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Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama

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avatar Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 06, 2009 07:56PM
OK, here's another Yosemite name I've said many times myself but never heard pronounced.

WAP-am-a or Wa-PAM-a?
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 06, 2009 09:40PM
I've always heard it and said it as wha-PA-ma.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 07, 2009 02:39PM
If pronounced in Spanish, given that there is no accent shown, then the penultimate syllable is the one stressed-so waPAma.

I bring up Spanish in case the native word was first written by them in the Roman alphabet.
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 07, 2009 08:21PM
What did I just say? Have you studied the use of your GPS yet?



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2009 09:02PM by mrcondron.
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 07, 2009 09:01PM
Mr. Burro,

You are setting off the Old Dude, again!

B
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 08:12AM
No alternate explanations accepted? smiling smiley

But, you're right- I shoulda prefaced it better or just offered more fruit rollups n backed away.
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 09:56AM
Fruit rollups???
Bee said to not set off the Old Dude.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 05:28PM
Thanks mrcondron. Hmmm. I wonder who qualifies as the "old dude" on this forum?
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 06:17PM
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sierranomad
Thanks mrcondron. Hmmm. I wonder who qualifies as the "old dude" on this forum?

Official old dude Status: You qualify for the $10 Lifetime old dude National Park Pass!


Please note the edit of changing the LARGE "O" and "D" in Old Dude to lower case letters. Mike has informed me that since he is the only "officially named" Old Dude, that he is the only one who is allowed to use the moniker with caps



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2009 11:44PM by Bee.
Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 06:59PM
That & a slice of pizza will get you into the park.
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 11:20PM
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wagga
That & a slice of pizza will get you into the park.

P-i-i-i-izzzzza!!!!

I have been craving that pizza for at least a month, now!

Busy Bee
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 09, 2009 01:57AM
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Bee
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wagga
That & a slice of pizza will get you into the park.

P-i-i-i-izzzzza!!!!

I have been craving that pizza for at least a month, now!

Busy Bee

Ok, but no anchovies!
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 08, 2009 08:41PM
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Bee

Official Old Dude Status: You qualify for the $10 Lifetime Old Dude National Park Pass!

Oh, so THAT'S the criteria! Well, I'm not quite there yet then. sad smiley
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 09, 2009 12:13PM
Mike and I do not produce pizzas, just the pass. Pizza is for eating, not giving away.

Last year I purchased the Olde Dude pass, lost it somewhere and bought another one. Since then the first pass resurfaced. Now there are two of me so I don't have to hike alone.grinning smiley
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 09, 2009 09:22PM
Since you found the lost pass you no longer qualify for Old Dude. You're just an old dude. Old Dudes wouldn't even know it was lost in the first place. It's like Maurice said, "Oh, have I been here already?"



Old Dude
avatar Re: Another "pronunciation question" Wapama
December 10, 2009 12:33PM
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mrcondron
Since you found the lost pass you no longer qualify for Old Dude. You're just an old dude. Old Dudes wouldn't even know it was lost in the first place. It's like Maurice said, "Oh, have I been here already?"

Thank you, Mike. I feel much better now.
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